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Category: Executive Update

Executive Update: May 15, 2020

Important Dates May 27: SkillsUSA Grad Night and SkillsUSA Grad After-Party June 26: NLSC 2020 Virtual Recognition Sessions SkillsUSA Shoutouts Wanted by May 18 Time is running out to submit your short video messages of inspiration and encouragement to our SkillsUSA graduates! We are seeking these videos from our state SkillsUSA directors, state officer teams,…
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Executive Update: May 1, 2020

Important Dates May 27: SkillsUSA Grad Night and SkillsUSA Grad After-Party SkillsUSA Membership Sets Records Again SkillsUSA had another record-breaking membership year! As of April 15, our total combined paid professional and student membership is 372,655. That’s an increase of 6,128 members compared to last year’s total of 366,527 (not including alumni or honorary life…
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Executive Update: April 15, 2020

Secretary DeVos Announces CTE Programs Can Donate Unused Personal Protective Equipment, Medical Supplies to Support Coronavirus Response On April 14, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that career and technical education (CTE) programs can donate or loan personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies purchased with federal funds to public health agencies, private…
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Executive Update: April 1, 2020

2020 NLSC and SkillsUSA Championships Canceled In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SkillsUSA has made the difficult decision to cancel its National Leadership and Skills Conference — including the SkillsUSA Championships — previously scheduled for June 22-26 in Louisville, Ky. At a later date this year yet to be determined, SkillsUSA will be holding…
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Executive Update: March 16, 2020

Latest Public Message on SkillsUSA’s Coronavirus Response From Executive Director Chelle Travis The following is SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis’ current public statement regarding SkillsUSA’s response to the coronavirus, as posted on our website on March 14. As the situation changes, this message will be updated. You can find the most recent messages at this…
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Executive Update: March 1, 2020

Important Dates March 10-13: SkillsUSA Board of Directors Meeting, Atlanta, Ga. May 8: SkillsUSA Founding Day and SkillsUSA National Signing Day New Podcasts Feature Executive Directors SkillsUSA has posted two new podcast interviews, one with SkillsUSA executive director Chelle Travis and the other with former executive director Tim Lawrence. These interviews highlight the individual SkillsUSA…
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Executive Update: February 15, 2020

Important Dates February 2020: Career and Technical Education Month March 10-13: SkillsUSA Board of Director’s Meeting, Atlanta, Ga. President Proposes Large Increase for Perkins CTE in FY21 Budget Request On Jan. 31, President Trump issued a proclamation declaring February as CTE Month. The proclamation recognized the importance of high-quality CTE and ensuring all students have…
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Executive Update: February 1, 2020

Important Dates February 2020: Career and Technical Education Month Feb. 2-8: SkillsUSA Week Feb. 10-13: SkillsUSA Championships Technical Committee Chair Planning Meeting, Atlanta, Ga. March 10-13: SkillsUSA Board of Director’s Meeting, Atlanta, Ga. Message from Chelle I am happy to announce that we already have ten states that have exceeded their previous year’s total SkillsUSA…
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Executive Update: January 15, 2020

Important Dates February 2020: Career and Technical Education Month Feb. 2-8: SkillsUSA Week Remind Your Advisors to Register Their Members to Receive Valuable Benefits State SkillsUSA directors, please pass this on to your advisors: The national membership deadline is March 1. Students must meet both state and national deadlines to be eligible for national competition,…
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Executive Update: January 1, 2020

Important Dates Jan. 11-12: Conference Management System “Boot Camp,” Leesburg, Va. February 2020: Career and Technical Education Month Feb. 2-8: SkillsUSA Week Plan Now for 2020 SkillsUSA Week State SkillsUSA directors, please pass this on to your advisors: SkillsUSA Week is Feb. 2-8 and you can participate in many different ways: hold an open house,…
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